Naomi de Bruine
Naomi de Bruine (wrestling) showed great promise at her first Commonwealth Games appearance on the Gold Coast 2018, losing in the 76kg quarter-finals to eventual bronze medallist Georgina Nelthorpe of England. It was just a year after taking up the sport, following a solid foundation in judo which she’d been honing since age six. De Bruine’s sporting enthusiasm began as a young child growing up in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. Moving to Australia with her family when she was 12, she competed in multiple national and Oceania championships in judo, including the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing where she won bronze in the Mixed Continental Team event. When judo was omitted from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games program, Justin Holland suggested she try wrestling instead and she made a seamless transition. Naomi attended the Australian College of Physical Education and works as a special needs teacher.
Sport / Discipline
Date of Birth
Gold Coast, 2018
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
Bachelor of Education - specialised in PDHPE. Completed the course at ACPE (Australian College of Physical Education)
UFC Gym, Wetherill park, NSW, Australia
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Being able to compete at the Youth Olympic Games in 2014
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My parents have been a continuous support throughout my career and helping me through balancing my studies while achieving the best possible outcomes in sport
What is your sporting ambition?
To become the best possible athlete and have the potential to medal at a Commonwealth Games / Olympic Games